Sharon Anderson made this presentation to the American River Basin Collaborative on March 18, 2021. Hope it inspires others! https://www.valleyfoothill.org/american-river-basin-collaborative-arbc/ Check the Valley Foothlls Watershed Collaborative website to see other meeting topics. Click on “Read More” for working links
Roland Brady, advisor to Sacramento Area Creeks Council, was instrumental in the success of this cean-up. The profusion of camps near our waterways is an ever-growing challenge. These camps cause great harm to our natural spaces and diminish the ability of the public to experience nature near home and work places. Photos are in the report. Woodlake Area Summary, Parkway cleanup Jan. 17, 2021 (1)
Nearly 100 volunteers participated in 8 organized fall creek cleanups
3 tons of garbage removed from trails, creek banks, and dry creek beds.
Blue Oak Island Conservation Area proposed near Del Paso Regional Park
With protection and proper maintenance, these trees planted by California Scrub Jays, can provide shade, beauty, and biodiversity for generations to come.
Stay tuned to creekweek.net for updates on a rescheduled/modified Creek Week.
If COVID-19 response goes well, a fall clean-up may be possible.
Otherwise, we will wait for 2021 and hope for the best.
Check out this survey prepared by Hammerdirt. The surveyed area (213 feet in length,) out of the entire area cleaned (1,100 feet) helps to characterize the composition of the tons of garbage volunteers removed from Steelhead Creek on September 21, 2019. Roland Brady and Crystal Tobias organized the clean-up with the help of County Parks and other local agencies. The camping garbage is harmful to the natural area and the creek bed. It is also a public health hazard. Roland and Crystal will be heading up a clean-up of Steelhead Creek as part of Creek Week on April 18, 2020. They need hard-working volunteers who come dressed properly to protect themselves from the hazards at this site. (Boots, long pants, long sleeves, gloves.) Only abandoned campsites will be cleaned.
Please print, complete and bring this waiver on the day of the clean-up.
You may register on Eventbrite.
The Laguna Creek Watershed Council’s Great Sierra Clean Up is on Saturday September 21st at 9 am. Each fall they work with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to sponsor a creek clean up. You have probably been reading or hearing about all the plastic pollution….in our local creeks and in the ocean. Our local creeks drain to the Sacramento River, the San Francisco Bay, and eventually the ocean. A recent newspaper article states there is now more plastic in the ocean, measured by weight, than there are pounds of fish. Something is wrong with this picture!! We can do our share by keeping our creeks free of plastic bags, bottles, and other types of trash.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, 9 am – noon
Where: Zimbelman Park, 9191 Big Horn Blvd., Elk Grove
What to bring: gloves, closed toes shoes, water and a hat
Visit creekweek.net to register for an April 14 clean-up site and to find out about the many actvities offered throughout the week preceding the clean-up. There is something for everyone!